Kirisome Auva'a

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Kirisome Auva'a
Auva'a playing for the Storm-Sharks mixed team in 2013.
Personal information
Nickname Somi[1][2]
Born (1992-02-23) 23 February 1992 (age 22)
Motootua, Samoa
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014– South Sydney 20 8 0 0 32
Source: RLP

Kirisome Auva'a (born 23 February 1992) is a Samoan-Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays centre and wing.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Motootua, Samoa, Auva'a moved to New Zealand and played his junior football for the Otahuhu Rovers. Auva'a then moved to Australia as a teenager and attended Ipswich Grammar School in Ipswich, Queensland and played rugby league for the Norths Ipswich Tigers. While attending Ipswich Grammar School, he represented the Australian A Schoolboys rugby union side.[3] He was then signed by the Melbourne Storm.

Auva'a played for the Storm's NYC team from 2010 to 2012[4] before joining the Storm's first grade squad and playing for the Storm's New South Wales Cup team, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2013. While playing for Melbourne's NYC side, Auva'a represented Queensland Under 18's in 2010, making him eligible for the senior Queensland Origin team, and was the 18th man for Queensland in the inaugural Under 20's Origin game in 2012.[5]

In 2013, Auva'a played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in their 2013 New South Wales Cup Grand Final win over the Windsor Wolves.

In 2014, Auva'a joined the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

In Round 6 of the 2014 NRL season, Auva'a made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs against the Penrith Panthers.[6] He scored a try on debut.


On 28 May 2014, Auva'a entered a guilty plea to charges of recklessly causing injury and criminal damage in Melbourne Magistrates Court after being arrested for a violent attack on an ex-girlfriend in the early hours of January 18. He was fined $2000 and suspended for 7 days by South Sydney. Magistrate Kate Hawkins deferred her decision for six months. Auva'a was bailed to return to court on November 7.[7]


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